What Was Alice Thinking?

I don’t have very much previous knowledge about Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. When Mr. Long told our class about this project, I took it as an opportunity to learn more about a story that always seemed complicated to me

As I was reading chapter one, there were a few things that really stood out to me. The thing I questioned the most was the character of Alice. I don’t know Alice’s exact age, but to me she seems very immature. Alice handles these strange situations differently than most people I know would. When Alice saw the rabbit, it seems as though she wasn’t too shocked by what she had just seen. If I had seen the rabbit I probably would have run to my mom. I can not help but to wonder why she seems so curious.

It probably depends on Alice’s age. She may have had a very curious stage.

It seemed very strange to me that as Alice was falling down the rabbit hole, she was thinking about what her family would say when she returns home.

If I were falling down a rabbit hole I would probably be worrying, but maybe that is just my anxiety.

I keep thinking about the character of Alice. She is a deep and confusing character.

With that in mind, I have a question for the class:

Do you think that Alice’s characteristics, such as her curiosity, will play a big role in what happens in the story?

As I continue to read the story, I will play around with this question. Alice’s constant curiosity forces me to wonder about the rest of the story.


2 Responses to “What Was Alice Thinking?”

  1. December 3, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Since we have finished reading the story, I will answer about how I felt when I first started reading it.

    Yes, I do think that her characteristics, mainly curiosity, will play a major roll throughout the story. In fact, she would not have entered Wonderland in the first place if she was not curious. She would have let the rabbit go by and not questioned it.

    I wonder how curiosity will affect throughout the rest of the story. As they say, “Curiosity killed the cat.” Could Alice’s characteristics such as curiosity be the end of her?

  2. 2 Christian Long
    November 7, 2009 at 5:00 am

    How can you not love a person who actually acknowledges the odd affair of the fall itself?

    And obviously “curiosity” seems to define young Alice as much as any other characteristic we can imagine at this point. One imagines that without it she’d never have followed the rabbit in the first place.

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